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7/11/16 – 5:17 A.M.

Two Findlay residents were injured in a weekend crash near Owens Community College. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says Matt Hartschuh of Findlay was driving east on County Road 212 around 2 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a northbound SUV driven by John Rowe of Fostoria. Rowe was northbound on Allen Township Road 230 at the time. The impact of the crash caused Hartschuh’s car to roll over.

Both Matt and his passenger, Nicole Hartschuh, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Rowe was cited for failure to yield.

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7/11/16 – 4:53 A.M.

Findlay drivers will see plenty of orange barrels around the city this week. The engineering department says curb replacement will take place on Elm Street from Main Street to Lima Avenue; Liberty Street from Elm to Sandusky streets; Washington Street between Western and Hurd avenues; Clinton Court from Central Parkway to Blanchard Street; and Hollybrook Drive between Beecher Street and Edinborough Drive.

A separate project will see Broad Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction from Trenton Avenue to Howard Street. East Melrose will have temporary lane closures from Crystal Avenue to Bright Road.

You’re urged to avoid those areas if possible.

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7/11/16 – 4:20 A.M.

Opening statements are scheduled in Wood County today in the Russell Adkins retrial. Adkins is charged with murder for the beating death of Dana Rosendale in 1982. His first trial ended with a hung jury in January and since then, Rosendale’s body was exhumed a second time to develop new evidence. Adkins claims Rosendale fell out of his moving car after a night of drinking.

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7/8/16 – 1:15 p.m.
Ottawa Ordinance is saluting our veterans with a military day tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers and military recruiters will be there. The POW-MIA wall will also be there so you can ay your respects. According to owner Cindy Verhoff, you can see some interesting challenges as well.

Audio: ZZ- Cindy Verhoff

The event will be held at Ottawa Ordinance on the corner of State Route 65 and Fourth Street

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7/8/16 – 12:18 P.M.

The Findlay City School Board president and wife of Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson has been seriously injured in an accident in Florida. An email from Robertson to other elected officials in Hancock County says his wife Jane was hit by a car while she was out for a walk with Brian. The Robertson’s had been vacationing near Bradenton, Florida, over the recent holiday weekend.

The email says Jane is in stable condition in the ICU at the Blake Trauma Center in Bradenton. It also says that due to the extent of her injuries, it could be around three months before she is able to come back to Ohio.

The family is asking for privacy during this time. No other details are being released at this point.

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7/8/16 – 7:17 A.M.

Firefighters in Hancock County were called to a vehicle fire near Rawson early this morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the incident was first reported just after 5:20 a.m. at the intersection of County Roads 12 and 54. So far there’s no word on any injuries.

The scene has since been cleared.

We’ll have more details as they become available.

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7/8/16 – 6:52 A.M.

A new federal mandate means a large loss of revenue in Allen County. The Lima News reports the county expects to lose nearly $1 million because of rules that end the collection of sales tax from managed care services. The collection of sales on Medicaid premiums will end on July 1 of next year.

Auditor Rhonda Eddy-Steinecker tells the newspaper that former Governor Ted Strickland added the tax to managed care services in 2009. In 2014 the federal government outlawed the practice.

MORE: Lima News

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7/8/16 – 5:30 A.M.

The Blanchard Valley Center wants to give the public a better look at some of its programs. With that in mind, the center will hold three events over the next two months to let you learn more about the facility. The first event will be an open house on July 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Public forums are also scheduled for July 20 and August 25 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. They will be held in the administrative conference room at the center. Staff members will talk about the recent privatization of Blanchard Valley Industries and its merger with Blanchard Valley Residential Services.

The Blanchard Valley Center is Hancock County’s program for people with developmental disabilities. The center operates a school that serves students from birth through age 21. Blanchard Valley Industries is the vocational and residential part of the BVC.

MORE: The Courier

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7/8/16 – 5:19 A.M.

Librarians have always been able to help you find something good to read, and now they’re extending that service online in Hancock County. The Courier reports librarians at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library are now helping online patrons find something that might interest them. All you have to do is fill out a survey on the library’s website, and you’ll be emailed back three suggestions, which you can then reserve.

Librarian Joel Mantey says the service isn’t just limited to books. Other media, like books on CD, eBooks, DVDs, and music are all included.

The new program launched at the beginning of July.

MORE: The Courier

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